News Release

Workplace Awards Luncheon Recognizes Local Volunteers during National Volunteer  Week
United Way celebrates workplace volunteers, the driving force behind the campaign

Kingston, ON (April 20, 2023) The United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington is excited to recognize workplace volunteers, who have helped make significant positive impact. during the 2022 campaign. Returning in person for the first time since 2019, the appreciation luncheon will take place on Thursday April 20, 2023 at the Quality Inn and Conference Centre and is sponsored by Bell.

The event takes place during National Volunteer Week, and honours the achievements of workplace campaigns. In 2022, workplace campaigns made up 66 per cent of the campaign dollars.

“Volunteers are critical to the success of the campaign and we are grateful to everyone who shares their time and talent with the United Way,” said Jane Lapointe, 2022 United Way KFL&A Campaign Chair. “Thank you to all those who volunteered in workplace campaigns and events. This is an opportunity to honour and recognize your hard work and the impact you have made in our community”.

The 2023 event will see several awards handed out including Participation Awards, Achievement Awards and Britton Smith Foundation Leadership Awards. Special Awards include Local Love Awards, Media Partners, Labour, Most Improved, and Special Recognition.

Bell will also present the “Voice of Community Award” In memory of Greg Hinton, an award recognizing a member of the United Way’s Speakers Bureau, which is made up agency volunteers and staff who make presentations in workplaces.

In addition to the awards at the event, the United Way will also introduce the volunteer who will chair the 2023 Campaign. 

The complete list of the Workplace Volunteer Award winners is available online at:

About United Way KFL&A
United Way Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington works closely with community partners to ensure that people have the opportunity to reach their full potential and live with hope, dignity, and a sense of belonging. This vision is realized by building on deep-rooted local community knowledge and relationships to empower people to make an impact. 

The United Way raises funds for programs that support immediate needs while also addressing systemic challenges and root causes of issues that impact people locally. Led by volunteers, driven by a small professional staff team, the United Way KFL&A encourages people to get involved, support our most vulnerable, and tackle issues they care about.

United Way KFL&A has once again made the Top 100 Charities in Canada List for according to rankings from Charity Intelligence, a position have held for the past four years. United Way KFL&A received high rankings in results reporting and financial transparency.

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Media Contact:
Mandy Pasch, Director, Marketing and Communications
United Way KFL&A